Heaven Keeps Getting Richer – On the Death of Oral Roberts

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Heaven Keeps Getting Richer – On the Death of Oral Roberts

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 16, 2009  /     Posted from Home  /  

My wife and youngest son with Oral Roberts in his Newport Beach home in March 2009

Heaven became more wealthy yesterday as it welcomed to its illustrious ranks, the famous Pentecostal evangelist, Oral Roberts who died at 91 years of age. He was a pioneer in the healing movement and an inspiration to countless other young evangelists. I visited with him several months ago in his Newport Beach home and was challenged in many areas. He said to me, “Do you pray for the sick in all your meetings?” “Of course,” I said. He rephrased the question and asked it again, this time a bit more deliberately. “Do you pray for the sick EVERY TIME you preach?” When he put it that way I had to say “no.” He said, “You must.” The ministry of Jesus was three-fold he told me: “preaching – teaching – healing.” That is a description of the ministry of Jesus and that is also a description of the ministry of Oral Roberts;: Preaching, teaching and healing in the name of Jesus. May the next generation pick up the baton from these heroes in the faith and finish the race.


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    Frank Says: February 26, 2010 6:09 pm

    I did not have the priviledge of meeting Roberts but I heard so much about him and now that I’ve been told about how much he wants us to pray for the sick I will include that in my messages and teachings.Frank( Nigerian)

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    flory Says: January 8, 2010 8:49 am

    It's amazing to learn under the old generation anointing because ther have been mightly used by God.I appreciated the summary of the ministry of Jesus:preching-taching and healing and I think in our generation we have preachers,teachers a few man of God working in the anointing of healing with signs and wonders,I wish I could be one of them.Thank U Kolenda& Bonkke because you are inspiring our generation.Please come in Rwanda because we really need U to imbraze us byy what God gave U,that fire from heaven

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    Anonymous Says: January 6, 2010 10:49 pm

    Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.(Hebrews 13:7)
    Bro. Daniel,
    I decided to let you know that I am truly impressed by how you cherish your spiritual Pentecostal heritage. This is also the case in my family. You may find it funny, but sometimes I thought that we look like an old-fashioned one. I was a young teenager in the 70s, a PK in the Soviet Union, when from my father I heard about Oral Roberts, a preacher in the true anointing of the Holy Spirit in the far, far unknown land of so mysterious America. That knowledge of the power of God later kept my faith up in many circumstances of the godless reality of my former country…
    So, please, Bro. Daniel, keep that baton of Christ's anointed ministry up! Jehovah Nissi! I guess, this is my 2d Christmas wish to you, as tonight Ukrainians celebrated Christmas Eve! In Christ, Viktor

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    Anonymous Says: January 6, 2010 10:18 pm

    The next generation needs to CONTINUE the race because only God knows the day on which the race will be FINISHED. We need to work, however, as if each day is the last!

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    Anonymous Says: December 17, 2009 8:57 pm

    We know you have picked up the baton. Praise God for that!!! JLKolenda

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